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Etymology (robo)

From Arabic ** رُبْع (rubʿ)**.

Noun

## robo (n class, plural **robo**)

## 1) one-fourth; a quarter

Fractions

## Some fractions have especial names, generally taken from the Arabic, but those do not follow standard patterns. Otherwise, those with 1 as the numerator are expressed with the n class noun sehemu (“part”) followed by the ordinal of the number in question, so "one-fifth" is "a fifth part". Those with numbers greater than 1 in the numerator are expressed with kwa, saying the denominator followed by the word kwa followed by the numerator.

From Wiktionary:

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/robo

https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Swahili_numbers#Fractions

March 11, 2017